Empower students to build skills for lifetime success.
Expand your subject knowledge and develop strategies for preparing students in grades 8–12 for college and careers. In our secondary education program, you’ll investigate aspects of adolescent development and the role of contemporary high schools in serving emerging adults. Explore best practices for instruction and assessment. And learn classroom management skills and how to work with diverse student populations.
At Lesley, you’ll prepare to effect positive change, both in the classroom and in the minds of your students.
Discover how project-based collaborative learning can engage students in meaningful explorations. Develop ways to teach students of varying abilities, and how to promote literacy and support English language learners. Throughout your studies, learn to bring creativity and reflection to all you do. At the end of your program, practice your newfound skills in a high school classroom through your student teaching experience.
You'll graduate knowing that you have the degree you need to land the career you're passionate about. That's because employers in Massachusetts prefer to hire Lesley graduates, saying that they are best prepared to enter the classroom on day one. This program prepares you for licensure in one of eight content areas:
- Biology (8–12)
- Chemistry (8–12)
- Earth Science (8–12)
- English (5–12)
- History (5–12)
- Mathematics (8–12)
- Physics (8–12)
- Social Sciences (5–12)
As of July 1, 2019, English, History, and Social Sciences licenses span grades 5-12.